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by Matt de Neef
May 22, 2017
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Tom Dumoulin leads the Giro d’Italia into its third rest day, Jungels wins stage 15; George Bennett wins the Amgen Tour of California; Ashleigh Moolman wins the Emakumeen XXX Bira with final-stage victory; Edvald Boasson Hagen rides to third Tour of Norway title; Jonathan Hivert victorious at the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon; Daniel Summerhill claims Tour of Japan prologue; Sarah Roy takes out the SwissEver GP Cham – Hagendorn; Adam Hansen continues at the Giro despite hand injury; Tanel Kangert abandons the Giro after horror crash; Riccardo Riccò facing prosecution for allegedly supplying drugs to amateur rider; Katusha-Alpecin team staff suspended for sewage dump; Orica-Scott Backstage Pass — stage 15.
American Danny Summerhill (UnitedHealthcare) will wear the first leader’s jersey of the Tour of Japan after winning the prologue time trial in Sakai yesterday.
Summerhill powered around the 2.65km course in 3:15 (48.9km/h average), finishing just ahead of Australia’s Anthony Giacoppo (IsoWhey-SwissWellness) and Spain’s Ivan Garcia Cortina (Bahrain-Merida).
The 20th edition of the UCI 2.1 Tour of Japan will be contested over eight stages including today’s lumpy stage 2 circuit race around Kyoto. The general classification is likely to be decided, or at least heavily influenced by stage 6, a road race just 11.3km long that takes the riders up the brutal Mt. Fuji climb.